Nashoba Park Resident Receives Special Lifetime Achievement Award

Rose Bardell, a Lynn native and former Townsend resident, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at Nashoba Park, recognizing her long list of accomplishments throughout her life and honoring her personal history.

Born in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1933, Rose moved to Montreal, Canada as a baby and lived there until she was 12. After leaving Canada, Rose returned to Lynn, where she attended St. Mary’s High School. After graduation, Rose went on to work for General Electric in Lynn for four years. In 1951 she met her husband, Bill, on a blind date and was married that same year. They went on to have two children together, Bill and Rod. Rose’s career featured roles at Champion Lamp in Lynn, Lydia Pinkham’s Company, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Social Services. After she retired, Rose moved to Townsend, MA to be closer to her family.

In her spare time, Rose was part of the bowling leagues in Lynn and Peabody. She has been bowling since her early 20s and would bowl Thursday nights, Friday nights and in the morning before work. She even went on to win a few bowling championships with her league! Rose also enjoyed scuba diving with her husband, venturing to Lynn Beach, Red Rock and George’s Island on their boat. Rose is most proud of her children, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

“The Lifetime Achievement Award is really about recognizing that every single person in our community has achieved so much throughout their lives,” said Kimberly Gagnon, Executive Director of Nashoba Park. “Every resident has a story to tell, and it’s important that we honor that and share their stories with others.”

Nashoba Park is a Volunteers of America Massachusetts non-profit Assisted Living community located in Ayer. For more information about Nashoba Park, please visit